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From Backlund's FB:

"I called George the Animal steel yesterday. His wife answered the phone. I asked if Mr. Steel was there. She said he was not at home. Then she said who are you. I told her my name and she said that he my not come home this time. As tears slowly came to my eyes, I told her that everyone loved GEORGE THE ANIMAL STEEL. HOPE"



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Not enough to spell his name correctly, evidently.



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 Posted: Thu Feb 16th, 2017 07:36 pm
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It was probably Rob Backland anyway...



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Gee and Bob came off as such an articulate writer in his book.



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Kriss wrote: Then she said who are you.
Sounds about right.



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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: Then she said who are you.
Sounds about right.


LOL!  Honestly, is this a joke or something?

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Last time I saw Steele he had a horrible looking green tongue couldn't possibly be healthy

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RIP



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broke wrote: RIP
Any confirmation?  Other than this post and Wikipedia saying he passed away in a hospice last night, I can't find anything.



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srossi wrote: broke wrote: RIP
Any confirmation?  Other than this post and Wikipedia saying he passed away in a hospice last night, I can't find anything.



http://heavy.com/sports/2017/02/george-the-animal-steele-dead-age-real-name-wife-family-pay-myers-cause-of-death/

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Jim Ross and Court Bauer have reported it as well



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WWE just tweeted it as well



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he tries to come across as an humble "everyman" who has a great relationship with the fans while being one of the biggest navel-gazing, narcissistic, self-aggrandizing marks for himself in wrestling, which is saying something.
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Dang it. He was one of my favorites as a young child during the Rock 'N' Wrestling era.

The green tongue and turnbuckle explosions captivated me.

Seemed like a nice and well-educated guy as well.

Gonna miss him turning up on Raw reunion shows.



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martini wrote: Dang it. He was one of my favorites as a young child during the Rock 'N' Wrestling era.

The green tongue and turnbuckle explosions captivated me.

Seemed like a nice and well-educated guy as well.

Gonna miss him turning up on Raw reunion shows.

I will always remember him on I think it was TNT wearing a metal pasta strainer on his head with wires hooked up to it and twitching, and when the doctor asked him to speak he said "how now brown cow".  That was a legit lol moment of my youth.



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I feel like he was one of the guys most resented by old school fans as they took this top heel from the '70s who was a major threat to Bruno and turned him into a cuddly cartoon character, the very personification of what Vince turned the WWF into.  But he played the character well and was never really shoved down anyone's throats.  His most memorable '80s feud of course was with Savage, but when it came time for a real high-profile match at WM, he gave way to Steamboat and they just had him interfere.  I remember he briefly came back in the '90s as a member of The Oddities too.  He must've been pretty old by then. 



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